frighten/scare the life out of

idiom

informal
: to frighten (someone) very badly
You (nearly) scared the life out of me when you startled me like that!

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“Frighten/scare the life out of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frighten%2Fscare%20the%20life%20out%20of. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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